Downtown Swing Dance – June 8

Downtown Swing Dance

Date Saturday, June 8
Intro Lesson 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dance 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Venue Odd Fellows Hall
Cover $7-10

Join us for our monthly downtown swing dance, with guest DJs.

Our two guest DJs are Nick Davis and Kristin Buxton, of Eugene. Nick, the founder of Track Town Swing Club, has DJed at prestigious dance events such as Herrang (Sweden), Camp Jitterbug (Seattle), and Midwest Lindy Fest (Minneapolis). Kristin has been DJing at swing and blues events around the country regularly since 2001.

Schedule

7 – 8 p.m. Beginner swing lesson

8 – 10:30 p.m. Dancing to swing music DJed by Nick Davis and Kristin Buxton

Notes

    • All ages and open to the public. Individuals and partners welcome.
    • Volunteer opportunities available.
    • Decor: Fans

Photo credit: Philip Manijak

Free Swing Dance in the Park – July 11

Swing Dance in the Park

Date Thursday, July 11
Lesson 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Dance 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Venue The Arts Center Plaza
700 SW Madison Ave.
Cover Free

Instead of our normal monthly downtown swing dance, we’re having an outdoor event in July.

The event will begin with an introductory swing lesson, followed by dancing to music from Corvallis’ finest swing DJs.

Schedule

7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Introductory swing lesson

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Dancing to DJed swing music

Notes

    • Dress: Casual
    • Please bring a water bottle. We will provide a water and frozen otter pops for your refreshment.

Beginning Swing Lessons

Beginning Swing Lessons

Come learn the basics of swing dancing in our drop-in classes before each dance. Lesson topics vary from dance to dance, but will always cover basic footwork and a couple of different moves.

Each lesson is an hour long and is designed to get you moving and on the dance floor.

Bring a partner or come by yourself; we rotate partners frequently during the lesson. You’re free to choose whether to lead or follow, regardless of gender.

Come join our community.

Lessons at OSU

Lessons Downtown

    • Venue: Odd Fellows Hall
    • Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
    • Cost: $7 – 10 per class (includes dance admission)

Check out our events page for upcoming dates.

FAQs

What should I wear?

Swing dancing is an athletic activity. Wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable to move in.

What should I bring?

We recommend bringing a water bottle, deodorant, and a heart full of silliness.

Photo credit: Philip Manijak

Friday Swing Dance at OSU – May 31

Friday Swing Dance at OSU

Date Friday, May 31
Lesson 8 p.m.
Dance 9 – 11 p.m.
Venue OSU Women’s Building
Cover $5

Join us for our final Friday swing dance of the academic year.

The evening begins with an hour long introductory swing lesson taught by Lindsey Almarode and Bailey Keefe, followed by two hours of social dancing.

Schedule

7:45 p.m. : Doors open

8 – 9 p.m. : Beginner swing lesson taught by Lindsey and Bailey

9 – 11 p.m. : Dancing to swing music DJed by Tiana, Mark and Becca

Notes

    • All ages and open to the public. Individuals and partners welcome.
    • Volunteer opportunities available.

Photo credit: Philip Manijak

Swing Dancing at the Farmers’ Market

Dancing at the Saturday Farmers’ Market

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Dates July 13, Aug. 10, & Sept. 14
Time 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (or later)
Where Corner of 1st & Monroe, in Corvallis
Cover Free!

Join us once per month for some swing dancing at the Corvallis Saturday Market. Enjoy the sunshine, music, fresh veggies, and get your dancing on!.

We’ll bring a speaker and DJ some swingin’ tunes.

Notes

  • This event is weather-dependent. Take a look outside before heading out.
  • Sunscreen and water bottles are suggested.
  • Check the Facebook group for updates.
  • Photo credit: Martin & Renee Norred

Style Your Swing – Wednesdays, July 17 – Sept. 18

Style Your Swing

Dates Wednesdays, July 17 – Sept. 18
Lesson/Practica 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.
Dancing 8:15 – 9:00 p.m.
Venue Odd Fellows Hall
Suggested Donation $5

We’re excited to bring back one of our favorite summer events! Join us for weekly lessons, practice and dancing.

Join us on Wednesday evenings for a 45-minute lesson/practica, followed by social dancing to DJed music. We’ll be alternating between formal lessons and practice sessions each week. Teachers will be available during the practica to give help and feedback as needed.

Evening Schedule

7:30 – 8:15 p.m. : Lesson or practica

8:15 – 9:00 p.m. : DJed music and dancing

Lesson/Practica Topics

July 17 : Lesson: Intro to Lindy

July 24 : Practica: Connection/Frame

July 31 : Lesson: Charleston

August 7 : Practica: Mixing Lindy and Charleston

August 14 : Lesson: Six count Lindy

August 21 : Practica: Stealing

August 28 : Lesson: Solo Jazz

Sept. 4 : Practica: Musicality

Sept. 11 : Lesson: Collegiate Shag

Sept. 18 : Practica: Wrap-up

Notes

    • Style Your Swing is a by donation event. Proceeds go towards room rental and snacks.
    • This event is open to all levels. Drop-ins are welcome and encouraged.
    • Photo credit: Nika Jin

Swing Family Picnic – August 15

Swing Family Picnic

Date Thursday, August 15
Picnic 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Live music 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Venue Starker Arts Park
4485 SW Country Club Dr

Free live music and dancing in Corvallis, as well as food and games!

It’s late summer. The weather is nice, school is out, and free time abounds. Corvallis Swing is celebrating by hosting a free evening of food, games and music.

Join us, and bring your friends, family, and a picnic basket along. This is going to be a blast.

Notes

    • Cover: Free
    • This event is a potluck; bringing food to share is encouraged, but not required.
    • There will be no introductory lesson.
    • Photo credit: Julia Reihs

Swing Dance in Independence – September 8

Swing Dance in Independence

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Date Sunday, September 8
Lesson 7 – 8 p.m.
Dance 8 – 10 p.m.
Venue Maxine’s Ballroom
120 C St., Independence
Cover $5

This September, we’re carpooling up to Independence, Oregon for the fourth year in a row to host a dance. We’ll be sharing the wider culture of swing dancing with the folks of this town.

The format will be similar to our regular dances, with an hour-long beginner lesson followed by two hours of social dancing.

Schedule

6:20 p.m. Carpool to Independence

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Intro lesson taught

8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Dancing to DJed music by Corvallis Swing DJs

Venue

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Our friends at Maxine’s Ballroom have a beautiful space in what was once the historic Odd Fellows building.

From downtown Corvallis, Independence is just over a 30 minute drive to the north, through scenic Willamette Valley countryside.

The ballroom is located at 120 C St. in the heart of downtown Independence, across from Riverview Park.

Carpool Info

We will meet in downtown Corvallis at the parking lot next to the skate park, near the corner of 2nd and B streets. Carpools will leave at 6:20 p.m.

Notes

    • Dress: Nice
    • Capacity for this event is 49 people.

Friday Swing Dance at OSU – April 5

Friday Swing Dance at OSU

The following post is an archive of a past event from 2019.

Date Friday, April 5
Lesson 8 p.m.
Dance 9 – 11 p.m.
Venue OSU Women’s Building
Cover $5

Join us for our first Friday swing dance of the spring term.

The evening begins with an hour long introductory swing lesson taught by Kelley Hungerford and Becca Hicks, followed by two hours of social dancing.

Schedule

7:45 p.m. : Doors open

8 – 9 p.m. : Beginner swing lesson taught by Kelley and Becca

9 – 11 p.m. : Dancing to swing music DJed by Becca, Kylie, and Dakota

Notes

    • All ages and open to the public. Individuals and partners welcome.
    • Volunteer opportunities available.

Photo credit: Philip Manijak

Downtown Swing Dance – April 13

Downtown Swing Dance

The following post is an archive of a past event from 2019.

Date Saturday, April 13
Intro Lesson 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dance 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Venue Odd Fellows Hall
Cover $7-10

Save the date! Join us for our monthly downtown swing dance.

This month, local teachers, Tiana Tom and Anthony Maggio, will be leading the beginning swing lesson. Our DJ lineup for the night includes Tristan Gomez of Portland and our own Zach Wallace and John Schlender.

Schedule

7 – 8 p.m. Beginner swing lesson taught by Tiana and Anthony

8 – 10:30 p.m. Dancing to swing music DJed by Zach, Tristan (Portland), and John

Notes

    • All ages and open to the public. Individuals and partners welcome.
    • Volunteer opportunities available.
    • Decor: Flowers

Photo credit: Philip Manijak